huge tsunami that hit different parts of indonesia in 2004, that hit with a height of 23 meters. obviously, this is definitely smaller this time. undoubtably, people are still incredibly were repaired in the last few hours, when they know a tsunami was approaching, people have been evacuating the area. they are up in higher ground. basically doing little more than waiting. here, in places like indonesia and throughout the region, all the little islands that make up micronesia, and the philippines have many islands, and indonesia have many islands, these countries are poorer. they did not have the resources japan has to prepare people for earthquakes and tsunamis. people here, there is very little they can do but just wait. most of the houses are not too securely constructed with earthquakes and tsunamis in mind.